Flower Farm Hand/Florist


Company: Heather's Flower Farm
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Compensation: $17-20 per hour depending on experience
Employment Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Gorge
Date Posted: March 11, 2024

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The 2024 season is about to kick off and we are looking for a part-time flower farmer/florist to join our team. We are a floral design studio that grows the flowers we use in our arrangements. We grow a wide mix of flowers, foliage, bulbs and woody plants using organic, low-till practices at our farm in the beautiful Hood River Valley. We sell our flowers through weddings and events, weekly bouquet subscriptions, and select retail markets.

Part-Time Flower Farmer/Florist (16-24 hours/week) for this growing season (possibly year round).  Possibly full time for the right person. This job will be a good fit for someone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of flowers, from seed to vase. You will participate in the full range of farming tasks including care of perennial crops, seeding, greenhouse work, transplanting, weeding, irrigation, and harvest. You will also have a hand in floristry including making market bouquets, weddings and events, drying flowers, and making wreaths. The position is about 70% farming and 30% floristry.

An individual who is passionate about growing flowers, can work fast while maintaining quality standards, and has an eye for visual appeal will thrive.

 

The ideal candidate will have previous commercial farming experience. Floristry experience is a bonus. A full season of work experience on a farm is preferred. However, there is a lot to learn! We don’t expect you to know all the tasks, we’re happy to teach. Most of the time you’ll be working along side us until you are comfortable to take on a task on your own.

Qualifications:

  • A good work ethic, commitment to a job well done
  • Ability to work in a small team and also independently
  • Good listening skills and ability to follow directions
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to keep up in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to commit to the season
  • Farming is hard physical work in all sorts of weather, among bugs and dirt.
    Worker must be comfortable leaning over for long periods, crouching, kneeling and carrying weight up to 50 lbs.